Math Sorts – A Math Workshop Station

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I’m always on the lookout for math stations that will make math workshop run smoothly.  Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite math stations: Math Sorts!  Why use math sorts?

  • There is no prep!  Just print, place at a math station, and you’re done!
  • They are organized by standard! You can easily pick what standard you want your students to practice.
  • There are two versions that allow you to differentiate as needed.

I introduce math sorting as part of my whole group lessons and also during my small groups.  After students understand the concept, I start placing math sorts in the independent center.  I display the following sheet at the math station

Directions:

DAY 1:

  1. Write your Name & Date!
  2. Write your number on the back of each card.
  3. Cut out the sorting cards.
  4. Sort the cards into categories.
  5. Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
  6. Store cards & sorting paper in baggie.

DAY 2:

  1. Re-sort your cards.
  2. Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
  3. Glue sorting paper and cards inside math notebook.
  4. Explain how you sorted your cards in your math notebook.

Below is a picture of a math sort from my third grade fractions set.

math sorting activités for grades 2-5. interactive math activités for math workshop

Click the images below to download a FREE sample of my math sorting activities!

Available for grades 2-5


Free 2nd Grade Math Sorting Activities for Math Workshop Free 3rd Grade Math Sorting Activities for Math Workshop 
Free 4th Grade Math Sorting Activities for Math Workshop Free 5th Grade Math Sorting Activities for Math Workshop

Mrs. Santillana

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21 thoughts on “Math Sorts – A Math Workshop Station”

    • That is an EXCELLENT idea! These math sorts really bring out ‘math talk’. I love the idea of having students explain their thinking to their parents 🙂

    • They currently do not come with an answer key, but I plan on working on this during the summer. I’m thinking of creating a video resource page to go along with the math sorts as well, so you can show the videos to your students.

      • If I purchase these (the 5th grade bundle from TPT) now within the next week, will the answers and video be available free?

        • Hi 🙂 The paper (PDF) answer key will be included, but I have not decided how to go about the video answer keys. I am still figuring out what would be the best way to provide them to teachers.

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